Upon arriving at hotel du jour Treasure Island, which has just re-branded under its new TRL-esque moniker "TI," Chops met Addict at the Starbucks right past the TI poker room. Snake was up in the room showering. Chops and Addict drank coffee and talked about the weather. When Snake made his way down to the (coffee) bar, all of Las Vegas knew that bedlam would soon ensue.
The Wicked Chops crew began tearing up the town at a restaurant called The Coffee Shop in TI. They blew their waitress’s mind when they ordered french toast, omelets, pancakes, and sides of bacon, hash browns, english muffins, and sausage. And yes, in case you are wondering, the boys totally cleaned their fucking plates. So much so that when the waitress came back and asked, "Was everything OK, boys?" comments were made like, "No, we hated it, can’t you tell?" as they jokingly pointed at their empty, cleaned plates.
But when they left the Coffee Shop, some of the craziest shit they’ve ever done was just right around the corner…
…but first Chops went back up to the room to use the bathroom (too much bacon…two side orders…believe it y’all!) while Snake and Addict went back to Starbucks to get some more work done. This time, instead of going to the Starbucks right past the recently re-branded TI poker room, they went to the Starbucks at the Fashion Show Mall across the street.
While at Starbucks, Snake and Addict discussed one of the many PR campaigns they are working on, particularly the graphic design of a new poster being distributed in select cities across the country. An elaboration of how the wrong font can negatively impact a company’s brand identity could be written here, but you already know that. It would be like preaching to the choir.
Eventually, Chops met up with Snake and Addict. All of Las Vegas knew that bedlam would soon ensue.
The boys soon left Starbucks and made their way to the recently re-branded TI’s sports book to place some bets on Barbaro at the Kentucky Derby. "Who do you think will win American Idol?" Addict asked as they walked back. "I don’t know, they’re all so unique, but they’re all talented too. It’s tough this year. So much tougher than years of yore," Snake pondered, adding, "Taylor is the only guy I’d probably actually pay to see. But Chris consistently brings it. Elliott’s got a great voice and has really grown. And Katharine LOOKS like she should be the American Idol."
"I think they’re all winners," Chops concluded.
The boys then made wagers, watched the Derby, and played poker for the rest of the day. But you don’t want to hear about that.
When they got back to their room late Sunday morning, they went to sleep.
Upon waking up, the boys discussed where they were going to eat breakfast. They agreed upon the Coffee Shop again because their breakfast there the previous day was good. As they got ready to go down and eat breakfast and start their day, Las Vegas braced itself for the bedlam that would soon ensue…
Stay tuned for Part II of Wicked Chops Poker’s Best Vegas Trip Report Ever.